Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
Samsung is launching the Galaxy S10 Lite in the US as an unlocked phone for $650. Samsung says the phone represents "a new entry point to the flagship tier via a premium device with pro-grade features at an accessible price". The S10 Lite sports a 6.7-inch full-HD Super AMOLED display with a centered 'hole punch" for the 32 megapixel selfie camera. The triple rear cameras include a 48 megapixel main camera, 12 megapixel wide camera, and a macro camera. The Android 10 software includes Samsung's newest flagship camera features such as Single Take, Pro Video, and Night Hyperlapse. It also has a 4,500 mAh battery, at least 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. The phone supports most major US LTE bands, including bands 14 (FirstNet), 29, 30, 66, and 71. The Galaxy S10 Lite will be available starting tomorrow, April 17th, from Samsung, Amazon, and Best Buy. Amazon is offering free Galaxy Buds with the S10 Lite. Samsung is offering up to $250 for a trade-in phone, and Best Buy is offering $200 off with a qualified activation on a wireless service plan.
When Samsung announced the Galaxy S10 Lite at the start of the year, there were no indications it would come to the US. But the FCC has just approved a variant of the S10 Lite that appears to be designed specifically for the US market. It supports all major US 4G and 3G frequency bands, including ones that typically only appear on US-specific phones. This includes full support for Sprint's unique CDMA voice network, as well as bands unique to Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. It also has a model number ending in "U", which, for a Samsung phone, indicates a US-specific model. The Galaxy S10 Lite has a 6.7-inch full-HD AMOLED display, 48 megapixel main camera, wide camera, macro camera, and a 4,500 mAh battery. It also has a memory card slot, fast charging, and an in-display fingerprint reader. US launch date and pricing has not been announced.
Samsung today announced two new phones: the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite. In spite of the naming scheme, the two new models are quite similar to each other. Both have a 6.7-inch, full-HD Super AMOLED display, 4,500 mAh battery, fast charging, in-display fingerprint reader, 6 or 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, memory card slot, and a 32-megapixel front camera in a centered hole-punch in the display. The phones differ in processor (not specified), rear camera specs, and of course the Note10 Lite has a stylus. The S10 Lite has standard, wide, and macro cameras on the back (48, 12, and 5 megapixel, respectively.) The Note10 Lite has standard, wide, and telephoto cameras (all 12 megapixel.) Pricing, regions, and launch date were not announced. The FCC has approved a version of the Galaxy Note10 Lite that could be offered by Verizon, but no other versions compatible with US carriers have been approved to date.